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Webster 1913 Edition


Pebble

Peb′ble

,
Noun.
[AS.
papolstān
; cf. L.
papula
pimple, mote. See
Stone
.]
1.
A small roundish piece of stone; especially, a stone worn and rounded by the action of water; a pebblestone.
“The pebbles on the hungry beach.”
Shak.
As children gathering
pebbles
on the shore.
Milton.
2.
Transparent and colorless rock crystal;
as, Brazilian
pebble
; – so called by opticians
.
Pebble powder
,
slow-burning gunpowder, in large cubical grains.
Scotch pebble
,
varieties of quartz, as agate, chalcedony, etc., obtained from cavities in amygdaloid.

Peb′ble

,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Pebbled
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Pebbling
.]
To grain (leather) so as to produce a surface covered with small rounded prominences.

Webster 1828 Edition


Pebble

PEB'BLE


Definition 2022


pebble

pebble

English

Pebbles on a beach.

Noun

pebble (plural pebbles)

  1. A small stone, especially one rounded by the action of water.
    • Shakespeare
      the pebbles on the hungry beach
    • Milton
      children gathering pebbles on the shore
  2. (geology) A particle from 4 to 64 mm in diameter, following the Wentworth scale
  3. (curling) A small droplet of water intentionally sprayed on the ice that cause irregularities on the surface.
  4. Transparent and colourless rock crystal.
    Brazilian pebble

Translations

Verb

pebble (third-person singular simple present pebbles, present participle pebbling, simple past and past participle pebbled)

  1. To pave with pebbles.
  2. (curling) To deposit water droplets on the ice. e.g. to pebble the ice between games.

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